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Movement Toward Success

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When my friend Phil Nguyen’s parents separated, he became an angry teenager with no positive direction in life. Fortunately for him and for society, he took up a martial arts practice that saved his life.

“I started doing push-ups instead of pushing drugs,” he told me. “I started punching into shields rather than punching into walls.” Martial arts gave him focus, discipline, and respect. It also taught him how best to direct his energy so that it wasn’t unfocused or squandered.

After 27 years of training, he received a seventh-degree ...

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